Department of Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering Project I - CE405

Credits : 3

Prerequisites : -

Compulsory/Optional : Compulsory

To plan a research project of civil engineering relevance by learning how to conduct a literature review, to develop a research methodology, to write a research proposal, and to report and present the work.
Intended Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, the students should be able to;

  1. Plan a research work of civil engineering relevance.
  2. Search and review literature for the relevant problem.
  3. Formulate the scope of the project and develop the methodology.
  4. Identify the materials and resources required.
  5. Prepare a research budget and a schedule for the project.
  6. Write and present the research proposal.
Course content/Course description
    Problem identification; literature survey and review; technical feasibility, environmental and social impact study; safety and ethical considerations; detailed project formulation; technical report writing and oral presentation
Recommended Texts
  1. Lebrun JL 2007, Scientific writing: A reader and writers guide, World Scientific Publishing, Singapore.
  2. Ying LW, Ho L, Tzu MNE 2009, Research writing: A workbook for graduate students, Prentice Hall, Singapore.
  3. Weissberg R, Buker S 1990, Writing up research: Experimental research report writing for students of English, Prentice Hall, USA.
Time Allocation Hours
Lectures 06
Tutorials -
Practical 78
Assignments -
Assessment Percentage Marks
Continuous Assessment 30
Oral Presentation 30
Report 40

Department of Civil Engineering